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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Frosted and Glittered Wreath

Can you believe that the holidays are almost upon us?  Hard to imagine, isn't it?
Well, I've caught the Christmas crafting bug, and wanted to show you my latest creation, what I'm calling my "Dreaming of a White Christmas" wreath!
To a faux pine wreath I added some assorted berries, greenery, and large pine cones. Then I gave it all the appearance of being dusted in snow and glittery frost.
I also added 5 large glittered paper roses that I made from vintage sheet music (I showed you those in a post the other day).
 Aside from the roses, one of my favorite elements of the wreath is the "W", which our last name begins with.
I painted a wooden letter silver, then generously doused it in glitter (because you can never have too much  glitter at Christmas!)
 I'm so happy with the way it turned out, and can't wait to hang it above our fireplace!
I am forcing myself to wait til after Thanksgiving, though!
 I'm offering these wreathes in my Etsy shop as custom orders.  I think one of the neat things about the wreath is that you can keep it up all winter long.
 Wouldn't it be beautiful as part of a winter wedding decor?  
 Natasha decided that she wanted to model it for you! (tee hee!)
 So I hope that I put you in the mood for a little Christmas creating and decorating!
Now I'm off to see what you all have been up to!
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Trisha said...

I love everything about this wreath. And I would definitley keep it up all winter long!


Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Fabulous wreath Donna! It has all your magical touches, and I especially love the 'W'. Natasha looks so festive - I'm looking forward to seeing more of her during the holidays at your home.

Ido said...

You did a great job with that wreath, love the roses!
Have a wonderful day!

Connie said...

I love your blog, this wreath is goreous and the garland is so dainty and charming. i have adding you to my blog-list.
Connie :)

Okio B Designs said...

What a beautiful wreath! I can't pick which I love more: the letter or the little flower. =)


The Bear's Blog said...

Stunningly beautiful. Or as Prudence would say "bee-u-tee-ful, Miss Donna" she is upstairs in my craft room working on a prezzie for me. Wonder what kind of mess will be waiting for me to clean up?


Susie said...

Donna, i love that wreath. You did a great job on it.xo, Susie

Musings from Kim K. said...

This is definitely a wreath that will be perfect all winter long. Love it, Donna!

Tete said...

I love doing wreaths! But I don't use glitter, I use fake snow. Glad you got some Christmas spirit going on there. Some of my so called friends are bah humbugging me here. I just had one word for them. Coal.

Blondie's Journal said...

The wreath is beautiful, Donna! And the glittered letter! What did you use for the snowy effect on the wreath? It makes it look so holidayish!


Celestina Marie said...

Donna, the wreath turned out stunning. I just love it and it would be gorgeous on display all winter season.
The glitter with the pinecones is the perfect touch.
And, I love the letter added too.
You did a fabulous job with your design.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Bohemian said...

A Lovely Creation... I particularly like the Music Sheet Rosettes!

Dawn... The Bohemian

NanaDiana said...

Donna- That is just a beautiful wreath. I love how you have worked your initial into it. It is just gorgeous- xo Diana

Unknown said...

The wreath is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the sheet music rosettes, so unique with the wreath, I just love that! And I especially love the glittered "W", since my last name starts with a W!!
Big hugs,

Unknown said...

this is so pretty! I love the glittered initial...and no!...there can never be enough glitter! I did Christmas crafts with my daughter and sister a couple of years ago and there was so much glitter that it kind of spread about through the house...floors, our hands, our hair, dogs...thanks for sharing. It is beautiful. I like the rosettes too.

Bente said...

Oh, I just love that wreath. It`s so gorgeous. Love the letter on the side. Beautiful.

Hugs from me

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Had to stop back by and view your gorgeous wreath once again. I would love to try one for my home if I can find some extra time now. As we get closer to Thanksgiving next week and my decorating will start on Black Friday, I better get busy.

Have a nice evening.
Hugs, CM


Love so much your winter and christmas wreath. So pleased to discover your blog through time washed, and so pleased to follow you (LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR, in French, because I'm French).
have a great day
xoxo from PARIS in the sun to day

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty--love it on the dressform!